Adopt the Repository

Members of the AEA STEM Education and Training TIG, of AEA, or of the general STEM evaluation professional community are invited to "adopt" the repository to assist the TIG with crowdsourcing efforts. Read on to learn about how you can contribute!

Sign up to adopt the repository for a month in 2019 using this poll:

What does it mean to adopt the STEM Repository? By adopting the repository for a month, you agree to take responsibility for adding five resources, whether you enter them yourself or recruit colleagues to do so. You can add more if you have the time and energy to do so, but we are hoping for a minimum of five per month. 

How can I contribute?

  1. Choose items from this list to review and add to the repository. Once they have been entered, please add your name and the date to the Who and Done columns, respectively, so that others don’t also try to enter that resource later. 
  2. Enter resources of your own or resources that you have used in the past and would recommend to others. 
  3. Contact colleagues who have resources that you would like to see in the repository and ask them to enter their own resources.

What do I need to know about entering resources?
The TIG has prepared a list of frequently asked questions that may be helpful.

Watch Karen Peterman complete the entry process, start to finish

Input form link:   

View the repository: or here on the STEM TIG site

Note: Once a resource is added, it is reviewed/moderated, and any cleanup is completed, before it is published. Currently, the TIG Chair completes that process, but the TIG is always happy to welcome new members to the team to help out!

Things to remember: We have multiple categories but you can only pick one per entry. For very small collections, it’s worth giving a little thought to whether it’s best to enter all resources individually or to list the overarching collection. Types of resources entered in the repository include: 
  1. Introductory resources to STEM evaluation for practitioners or non-specialists
  2. Evaluation planning resources
  3. Reports and/or deliverables
  4. Evaluation tools: instruments, measures, scales, protocols
  5. Existing STEM relevant repositories and databases
  6. STEM evaluation communities, professional groups, listservs, etc.